- Submitted tasks can now fetch data from the client while executing. - The configuration of a node can now be updated remotely without restart. - A new sample illustrates how tasks can communicate with each other. - Numerous bugs have been fixed, improving the overall stability and performance. JPPF has many outstanding features: - a JPPF grid can be up and running in minutes - highly scalable, distributed framework for the execution of Java tasks - leverages JCA 1.5 to integrate with leading J2EE application servers - easy programming model that abstracts the complexity of distributed and parallel processing - graphical and programmatic tools for fine-grained monitoring and administration - fault-tolerance and self-repair capabilities ensure the highest level of service and reliability - a set of fully documented sample applications, demonstrating the use of JPPF on real-life problems - very flexible open-source licensing - and more .... Try it for yourself at http://www.jppf.org/